President Muhammadu Buhari has met with Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State over the rising wave of banditry in the state, and has advised the criminals to surrender now or face “disgraceful and violent ends.”
According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Saturday, the meeting took place at the State House, Abuja on Thursday night, with the president assuring people and government of Katsina State of renewed efforts, and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country.
Buhari said bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state, and across the country, will not be spared.
President Buhari warned bandits to surrender their weapons or face “disgraceful and violent ends,” adding that more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna States will be undertaken.
President Buhari commiserated with Governor Masari over the loss of lives from attacks by bandits, which include District Head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Atiku Maidabino, and APC Chairman in Batsari Local Government Council, Alhaji Abdulhamid Sani Duburawa.